CAN WE TRUST OUR GOVERNMENT?
THE DREAM AND THE REALITY
By Dee Finney
|2-14-01 - DREAM - I was working on a project to take the date off
the back of some
Christmas cards that I was using to decorate my house. Other people wanted to look at
them. The date on the back of the cards was 1812. There were also binary numbers 0's
and 1's in the line with the date.
There was an old couple who followed me to another house where I was
going to retrieve
I then went back to the project at my own house, where I was erasing
the 1812 date off the
As I was waking up, a voice popped into my head and said, "Federalist Papers".
Federalist Papers - Project Gutenberg The Anti-Federalist Papers
Beginning on October 27, 1787 the Federalist Papers were first published in the New York press under the signature of "Publius". These papers are generally considered to be one of the most important contributions to political thought made in America. The essays appeared in bookform in 1788, with an introduction by Hamilton. Subsequently they were printed in many editions and translated to several languages. The pseudonym "Publius" was used by three men: Jay, Madison and Hamilton. Jay was responsible for only a few of the 85 articles. The papers were meant to be influential in the campaign for the adoption of the Constitution by New York State. But the authors not only discussed the issues of the constitution, but also many general problems of politics.
John Jay, S.C.J. (Supreme Court Judge) Chief Justice. Nominated by Mason President George Washington. Unknown Mason Status.
James Madison, then James Madison, Jr., was born March 16, 1751, the first of ten children born to a slave owning family in Orange County, Virginia. James Madison, 4th. President of the United States (DR) Unknown Mason Status. (Was married to a Todd, of the Collins bloodline) Vice President George Clinton, 1809-1812. Confirmed Mason and Illuminati. Vice President, Elbridge Gerry 1813-1814. Unknown Mason Status.
Madison's Role In The Great Events of His Era
Hamilton called for a meeting of all 13 states at Annapolis Maryland in September 1786 to discuss the economic situation in the country at that time. However, only five states sent representatives. There were not enough states for a quorum and the conference had no real authority. Undaunted, Hamilton then requested permission from the Congress of the Confederation (under the Article of Confederation) to invite representatives from the thirteen states to assemble in Philadelphia with the express purpose of "revising" the Articles of Confederation. Behind closed doors and with no real authority, the delegates decided to write an entirely new constitution.
Hamilton became the Constitution's most vocal supporter in New York during the ratification debates. He spared no effort in promoting it during a critical period in arguably the most critical state. The primary means by which he did this was of course the publication of the Federalist Papers. Exactly how many of the anonymous letters comprising this work were written by Hamilton is in dispute, but it appears he wrote at least 51 of the 85 total tracts. The essays were less useful in convincing voters directly of the Constitution's necessity, but they became a staple for public debaters in Virginia and New York. They clearly helped enhance the force of Federalist arguments in the key debates, bargains, and negotiations leading up to ratification.
It is in the Federalist Papers that the political pragmatism and nationalism of Hamilton are most evident. He makes his most convincing arguments for a strong American state here, and his commentary on subjects from foreign affairs to public administration. His ardent nationalism and occasionally dogmatic personality color his writings, which determine in large part the character of the entire document. Even though James Madison penned Federalist 10 and 51, perhaps the most famous essays in the collection. It was Hamilton who enlisted Madison and Jay to the task in the first place; when Madison and Jay departed from the project, Hamilton continued writing tirelessly. He probably exerted more influence on his companion's work than they upon him; the nature of his personality probably dictated the inevitability of such an outcome.
Following ratification, Washington appointed Hamilton the first Secretary of the Treasury. The nation's finances still in disarray after the war and independence, Hamilton's proposals to pay the foreign debt and improve public credit were hotly debated in Congress. Among them were certain provisions, particularly federal assumption of state debts and the establishment of a central bank, that drew considerable resentment for the extra short-term burdens they would place upon the recovery effort. (The various states were printing their own money at the time and was becoming more and more worthless, the more they printed) The public's weak grasp of political economy must have made Hamilton's proposals appear unnecessarily difficult. In spite of this, the reforms ultimately won out. Historians have since pointed to them as key factors in helping sustain the early American state, particularly through its confrontation with Britain in the War of 1812.
The first Secretary of the Treasury also had considerable influence over foreign policy. He convinced Washington to adopt a policy of neutrality toward wars in Europe, in spite of strong public desires to support France. In addition, his instructions laid the groundwork for the 1794 agreement with England now known as Jay's Treaty, which settled longstanding disputes and provided for the evacuation of British troops on American borders. He was appointed Inspector General of the Army under President Adams, at Washington's urging. His disputes with Adams during this period were key causes of cleavages in the Federalist party and the party's subsequent defeat at the hands of the Republican party in the election of 1800.
Returning intermittently to his law practice through the 1790s, the hiatus from public life Hamilton took after the election of 1800 was cut short by his untimely and infamous death at the hands of Aaron Burr. Owing in part to Hamilton's electoral support of Thomas Jefferson over Burr, whom he considered dangerous, Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel on July 11, 1804 at Weehauken, New Jersey. Even though some evidence indicates Burr intended only to maim Hamilton, a mortal wound he dealt to the latter's midsection resulted in death on the following day.
1800 Aaron Burr, losing Presidential candidate for Presidency (DR) Confirmed Mason.
The Founding Fathers
1777-1815: The Revolutionary War to the War of 1812
The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June 1812 to the spring of 1815, although the peace treaty ending the war was signed in Europe in December 1814 on Christmas Eve. The main land fighting of the war occurred along the Canadian border, in the Chesapeake Bay region, and along the Gulf of Mexico; extensive action also took place at sea
NOTE: The connection between the Federalist Papers, 1812, and the Constitution is indeed the War of 1812. The Treaty between Great Britain and the U.S. was never ratified by Congress. The Second Amendment was placed onto the constitution giving the American People the right to bear arms and create militias, because the people were always worried that Great Britain would attack us again.
Notice that Great Britain possesses Canada, and Great Britain was always encroaching the U.S. along the Canadian borders and backing the Native Indians who were at war in various places along the borders.
The Treaty of Ghent - signed on Christmas Eve - 1814
1801-1809 Thomas Jefferson, 3rd. President of the United States (DR) Confirmed Illuminati. Jefferson was a member of the Lodge of the Nine Muses in Paris and the Beenan Order (Order of the Bees) known outside Bavaria as the Illuminati. Vice President, Aaron Burr (DR), 1801-1805. Confirmed Mason. Thomas Jefferson was one of the members of the Hell Fire Club as was Benjamin Franklin. This group practiced sexual immorality there along with other sexually loose people, some famous, some not to famous. Vice President George Clinton, 1805-1809. Confirmed Mason and Illuminati. De Witt Clinton N.Y. Gov. was Georges nephew. Confirmed Mason. Albert (Abraham Alfonse) Gallatin. 4th. Secretary of the treasury. Confirmed Illuminati.
Thomas Jefferson speaks on the Freedom of Religion
The Paternity Case Against Jefferson and his Slave Children
The Preamble to the Bill Of Rights
Congress of the United States begun
The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America, in
Articles in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United
States of America,
SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION
"A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State,
Why is The Second Amendment Important?
NRA Joe's Second Amendment
Second Amendment Stuff
THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Life, Labor, and Slavery at Monticello with the Jefferson Family
It has been documented numerous times that great American leaders, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, gained their beautifully architected plantations as well as regional prominence in society at the hands and backs of the slaves they repressed on their many properties. Thomas Jefferson is presently pointed in today's history classes as a model of contradiction - on the one hand demanding the rights of man, on the other enslaving innocent humans in his obvious white supremacy. Even in letters to his intellectual associates in Europe, Jefferson reveals his sentiments by referring to blacks as lazy, slow, unable to reason, lacking in imagination and even spoke against their "unsightly appearance." Owning over 200 slaves, Thomas Jefferson never freed one of them - even upon his death - sighting legal reasons.
Let us never so adore the constitution of the United States as to believe that the language in the Constitution and the framers' concept of natural law could be construed as condemning slavery, This document impugns itself by regarding slaves as three-fifths of one person for the purpose of apportioning taxes and representatives. The constitution also forbids congress to prohibit importation "of such persons as the several states shall think proper to admit."
The constitution serves as a written testament to the pro-slavery sentiment the conventioneers were willing to adopt for a nation's founding, albeit a faulted founding.
And if you think slavery was just about the blacks, then you need to read how the white women and black women alike were treated as second class citizens until 1920; and women will testify that though they were given the right to vote, equality has still not occurred.
The Black/White Timeline
The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution
The Thirteenth Amendment and it's History
|THE MISSING ORIGINAL THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT TO
If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive or retain
any title of nobility or
Twelve states ratified the amendment, not enough to make it part of the Constitution under Article V of the Constitution, which requires ratification of "the legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress."
The Original Thirteenth Amendment: - Titles of Nobility and Honour
The Missing Thirteenth Amendment
NOTE: And who ...( tongue in cheek ) ... is being crowned King George W. Bush?
The Real Titles of Nobility Amendment FAQ
Amendment 13 org
THE MASONIC UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
"Of the fifty-six signatories of the Declaration of Independence, only nine can definitely be identified as Freemasons, while ten others may possibly have been. Of the general officers in the Continental Army, there were so far as documentation can establish, thirty-three Freemasons out of seventy-four. Granted the known Freemasons were, as a rule, more prominent, more instrumental in shaping the course of events than their unaffiliated colleagues...
St. John's Lodge in Philadelphia, known as "Libre B," has its first entry dated June 24, 1731. The first lodge in Boston was constituted July 30, 1733, at the house of Edward Lutwych, an inn at the Sign of the Bunch of Grapes in King Street. In 1736, Solomon Lodge No. 1 of Charleston, South Carolina, held its first meeting; by 1738 there is evidence of Masonry in Savannah, Georgia, and New York City, and 1739 saw the meeting of the lodge at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Very quickly Masonic lodges spread throughout the colonies and established themselves as accepted adjuncts of civic responsibility.
In 1776 a group of African-American Masons in Boston began meeting as a lodge; they were formally chartered by England in 1784 as African Lodge No. 459. African Lodge and its descendants developed a separate Grand Lodge system, known as Prince Hall Masonry (after the first Master of African Lodge) which continues today.
While Freemasonic aspects of the American Revolution are sometimes exaggerated, they should not be overlooked. The federalist design of the American government would never have been attempted without some precedent -- the revolutionaries were not about to throw away their hard-fought victory on a method of governance with no proven stability. But where in the world had such concepts as separating the chief executive's office from the officeholder and using regular, orderly elections to elect that executive ever been practiced?
The system was lifted from Masonic lodges.
The way the constitution united the states in a federal structure, according to one Masonic writer quoted by Baigent and Leigh "is identical to the federalist system of Masonic government."
American political party founded to counter the supposed political influence of FREEMASONRY. It arose in W New York state after the disappearance (1826) of William Morgan, a former Mason who had written a book purporting to reveal Masonic secrets. Freemasons were said, without proof, to have murdered him. At Baltimore, in 1831, Anti-Masons held the first national nominating convention of any party, and issued the first written party platform. In 1834 they helped form the WHIG PARTY.
William Morgan, was widely believed at the time to have been murdered by a coterie of Masons after his mysterious disappearance from the steps of the Canandaigua Jail in 1826. Rumored to have been killed for what he exposed in this book, Captain Morgan details the first three degrees of Freemasonry. Though a body was found on the shore of Lake Etie in Canada and positively identified by Morgan's widow, another woman forward and claimed it was her son. Thus it remains a mystery whether the body was Morgan or not.
The accounts of Masons and anti-Masons differ greatly in the events which followed, but it is agreed that Morgan was kidnapped by a group of Masons, was taken to the Canadian border and held for several days, and then disappeared. Anti-Masons charged that Morgan had been murdered according to the provisions in his oath, but no body was ever found. Masons responded that they had simply paid him to leave the country.
The Anti-Masonic Party
From the 1820's through the 1840's there was an official political party in the United States called the Anti-Masonic Party, which existed for the primary purpose of trying to eliminate Freemasonry in the U.S. This political party was an outgrowth of a very strong moral and religious movement attaching Masons, and this party was actually very successful. It almost destroyed Freemasonry, and had a lasting impact.
Because of the William Morgan disappearence and cover-up, and the popular feeling that Masons held themselves above the law and formed a secret government, plus other factors, combined to produce a huge public campaign against Freemasonry. Charges were added that Masonic secrecy was used to hide illegal and immoral activities, that Masonic oaths were unlawful and "bloody," and that Masons sought to subvert American political and religious institutions to provide more benefits for themselves. Women joined the anti-Masonic fervor, and were very successful in convincing husbands to resign, because of their exclusion from Masonry.
Prominent politicians, including some Masons, supported the Anti-Masonic party. Former President John Quincy Adams, William A. Seward (who later became a founder of the Republican Party and Secretary of State during the Civil War), Thaddeus Stevens (who became almost the dictator of the U.S. House of Representatives after the Civil War), and prominent politicians such as Daniel Webster and former Grand Master of Kentucky Henry Clay made public Antimasonic comments. The Anti-Masonic party candidate for President in 1832 was a former Mason who said he now realized the Masons were a threat to the country.
The number of U.S. Masons probably dropped from 100,000 to 40,000 in 10 years. New York went from 20,000 to 3,000 Masons and from 480 to 82 lodges, and Freemasonry was similarly devastated in Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Ohio. In several States, Grand Lodges ceased to meet, Grand officers resigned and no new ones could be found, and no initiations took place for many years. The numerical effects on Masons were probably surpassed by the devastating psychological effects. Most Masons gave up the Craft, and those who remained were frightened. Even though Freemasonry started to build up again starting in the 1840's and 1850's, it stayed quieter than ever before. Antimasonry started again in politics in the late 1860's, and since then it has been a simmering social and political force in the U.S.
Books on the topic:
The Anti-Mason Party in the United States 1826-1843, by William Preston Vaughn, published 1983
"Anti-Masonry" article, in Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia, published in 1961 (new edition now in process)
Anti-Masonry, by Alphonse Cerza article in AQC (journal of the Masonic research lodge in London)
The Whig Party
One of the two major political parties of the United States in the second quarter of the 19th century
As a party it did not exist before 1834, but its nucleus was formed in 1824 when the adherents of John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay joined forces against Andrew Jackson. This coalition, which later called itself the National Republican party, increased in strength after the election of Jackson in 1828 and was joined in opposition to the President by other smaller parties, the most notable being the Anti-Masonic party. By 1832, Jackson had also earned the enmity of such diverse groups as states’ rights advocates in the South, proponents of internal improvements in the West, and businessmen and friends of the Bank of the United States in the East. This opposition was built up and correlated by Henry Clay in the election of 1832. Two years later, in 1834, all the various groups were combined in a loose alliance.
In the 1836 presidential election the Whigs were not unified or strong enough to join behind a single presidential candidate; instead several Whig candidates ran for office. The most prominent were Daniel Webster in New England, William Henry Harrison in the Northwest, and Hugh Lawson White in the Southwest. The election went to the Democrat, Martin Van Buren, but in opposition the Whigs grew steadily stronger.
The two great leaders of the party were Clay and Webster, but neither was ever to head a victorious national ticket.
Here is a list of Presidents who were Masons.:
George Washington James Monroe Andrew Jackson James Polk James Buchanan Andrew Johnson
James Garfield William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt
Howard Taft Warren Harding
Freemasons are sworn to protect their brother Freemasons should they engage in
Excerpted from: Masons and Mystery at the 33rd Parallel
1963: The Kennedy Assassination
1963 JFK Sr. was shot from the front and killed in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas near the 33rd Parallel on 11/22/63 (11 + 22 = 33). Dealey Plaza is the site of the first masonic temple in Dallas. The Masons who co-ordinated the assassination were traitors to their guest, United States President John F. Kennedy Sr. An article in the Realist, 1991, suggests that George Bush was taped in a telephone conversation with [Masons] Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Allen Dulles, Nelson Rockefeller, and J. Edgar Hoover, in which the parties discussed the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Some Masons who were involved in the cover-up of the Kennedy assassination are as follows:
Johnson had received the Entered Apprentice Degree in Johnson City Lodge No. 561, Texas, on October 30, 1937. Johnson, as next in line for the Presidency, was the most direct beneficiary of JFK's death. He was a Mason who hated JFK, a Catholic. One of Johnson's first acts as President was to call the Dallas Police to order them to stop the investigation because they had their man, Oswald. This was an illegal order because the President has no authority to tell city police how to conduct a homicide investigation. President Johnson also ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to check every aspect of the assassination. This was a whitewash. The F.B.I. was headed by J. Edgar Hoover, who had become a member of Federal Lodge No. 1, District of Columbia, on November 9, 1920.
The public wanted more answers concerning the murder of the President than the Masonic-controlled F.B.I. could provide. So, on November 29, 1963, President Johnson issued an executive order creating the Warren Commission, named after the man President Johnson had chosen to lead it, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. Warren, a Past Grand Master of Masons in California, was joined on the Commission by two other known Freemasons: Senator Richard B. Russell, a member of Winder Lodge No. 33, Georgia, and Representative Gerald R. Ford of Michigan. John Sherman Cooper, Hale Boggs, Allen W. Dulles, and John J. McCloy were the others on the Commission. Allen W. Dulles had been Director of the C.I.A. until JFK fired him. Louisiana Democratic Congressman Hale Boggs, who later publicly expressed doubts about the Warren Commission Report, disappeared in a plane between Anchorage and Juneau, Alaska on October 16, 1972.
Masons representing many interests may have conferred and reached a consensus on Kennedy's fate, as occurred in the Morgan case in 1826, each knowing their discussions would be held in confidence. Their motives would probably be to protect and advance business interests and their social positions. These would include:
Taking the presidency for Freemason Lyndon B. Johnson,
Protecting Freemason J. Edgar Hoover's control of the F.B.I.,
Eliminating Kennedy's softening position on communism,
a threat to a wide variety of American
Slowing the progress of the civil rights movement, an irritation to the KKK and other racists, and
Eliminating Kennedy's challenges to the CIA's leadership; he'd fired CIA
Director Allen Dulles (another Warren Commission member) and Deputy Director Charles Cabell.
Another motive was a violent reaction to Catholicism.
At that time Kennedy's Church, Catholicism,
The Warren Commission, accomplished its mission to cover up the truth. It concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing JFK in 1963
The Kennedy assassination appears to have been part a campaign of assassinations against a generation of leaders who posed challenges to the entrenched power structure. The death toll included John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Viewed as a whole, these assassinations lead to the conclusion that anyone who promotes serious social reforms geared toward sharing the wealth and power will not be tolerated in a leadership position.
Kennedy was planning to withdraw from Vietnam "by the end of 1965." Shortly after JFK's death, Freemason Lyndon Johnson reversed Kennedy's policy toward Vietnam. The escalating involvement in the Vietnam conflict was driven by the Freemasons who solidified their control of the United States government after the assassination of President Kennedy. The War in Vietnam profited the arms makers and drug runners. Both the American and Vietnamese peoples have paid dearly in both squandered resources and lost lives to pursue the dubious objectives of the illegitimate Masonic leadership.
1990 - Mason/ Skull and Bones member George Bush, the 41st United States President, provoked a war with Saddam Hussein. On July 25, 1990, the United States Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, told Hussein that the Iraq/Kuwait dispute was an Arab matter, not one that affects the United States. On August 2, 1990, believing that the United States' Ambassador's word meant something, Hussein invaded Kuwait. In "retaliation" for the invasion he had orchestrated through his Ambassador, Mason George Bush organized Desert Storm, which concerned a border dispute between Kuwait and Iraq at the 33rd Parallel. Shortly after Desert Storm began, Mason George Bush pronounced that this the beginning of a "New World Order."
1991 - January: During his State of the Union message during the Gulf War, President George Bush stated: "What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea - a new world order. . . to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind. . . based upon shared principles and the rule of law. . . . The illumination of a thousand points of light. . . . The winds of change are with us now." Bagdad, Iraq's capital, and the United Nations-enforced "no fly zone" are at the 33rd degree of north latitude.
Soon? - In the New Testament book of Revelation, Megiddo is identified as the site of the last great battle of the world, Armageddon, a corruption of the Hebrew "Har Megiddo." Revelation 16:16 (NIV) states: "Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon."
See also : Project Megiddo
President George W. Bush's comments on becoming a Christian (Remember his father is a famous Mason)
George W. Bush Biography
December 13, 2000 - George Bush Jr. Becomes the 43rd President of the United States. Confirmed member Skull and Bones. George W. Admits to being a Member of The Skull and Bones to Time Magazine Also a member of the Council On Foreign Relations. Sworn in on the same Masonic Bible as George Washington. 2000- Vice President Dick Cheney. His secretary of state, Colin Powell. Confirmed Mason. His defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld. (also chaired the RAND board at one time, and was a drug-company CEO) Attorney General designate John Ashcroft and Interior Secretary designate Gale Norton. Chief of Staff Andy Card (was the leading lobbyist for the auto industry.) Health and Human Services Secretary designate Tommy Thompson (took more than $70,000 from Philip Morris and opposed smoking restrictions as governor of Wisconsin.) National security adviser Condoleezza Rice (was a corporate director of Chevron.) Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, (headed Alcoa and the board of RAND.) Attorney general John Ashcroft.
George W. Bush nominates Colin Powell to be Secretary of State: A confirmed Mason
1989-1993 George H. W. Bush, 41st. President of the United States (R) Confirmed Mason. Also a Skull & Bones member, and of the Anti-American organization known as the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), and The Trilateral Commission. Ex Director of the CIA. George Bush is a recent member of The Order Of The Garter (which is the core leader of The Committee of 300) Bush was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II who is the leader of the Order of The Garter, on December 20, 1993, as a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath. This was for his leadership in the Gulf War, when he sent American solders to die for England's interest of their petroleum in Kuwait. General Colin Powell and General Norman Schwarzkopf were given also lower order of knighthoods. Was also a member of the all-male ultra-exclusive Bohemian Club to which every Republican President since Herbert Hoover has belonged. Secret Societies, Bohemian Club Vice President James D. Quayle III. The Order of Skull and Bones * The Bush Body Count
We have to assume that Dad will be advising the son, if not in the oval office, either on the telephone or in the livingroom.
1993-2000 William J. Clinton, 42nd. President of the United States (D) Confirmed Mason. Clinton, A Rhodes Scholar, a CFR member, a Trilateral Commission member and a Bilderberger participant. He joined the Council on Foreign Relations in 1989, attended a Bilderberg meeting in 1991 and was a current member of the Trilateral Commission at the time of his nomination. Pam Harriman is the person behind Bill Clinton. She is tied in with the Collins of the satanic group Hell Fire Club. Wife Hillary is known to practice Shamanism witchcraft. Vice President Al Gore 1993-2000. Confirmed Mason.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT ... IT'S UP TO YOU!!!
United States Presidents and the Masonic Power Structure
The Masonic New World Order
The 32nd Degree Ritual
MASONIC SYMBOLS OF POWER IN THEIR SEAT OF POWER -- WASHINGTON, D.C.
Protocols of Zionism
Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion
Who are the Illuminati?
The Illuminati Bloodlines
OF POPE LEO XIII ON FREEMASONRY IN ITALY
calls the Masons - 'Satanic'
of Masons in The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church
The essence of the Third Secret of Fatima is that Satan has entered the Catholic Church,
bringing with him agents to occupy highest positions in the Church.
Here are the revelations by the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Lord Jesus Christ
through Veronica Lueken as a voice box
|"If real disarmament were achieved, the nations of the world, acting
through the United Nations, could join in a greatly enlarged program of mutual
aid. As the cost of maintaining armaments decreased, every nation could greatly
increase its contributions to advancing human welfare. All of us could then
pool even greater resources to support the United Nations in its war against
want." Harry Truman, 33rd Degree Freemason of the Scottish Rite.
DON'T GIVE UP YOUR GUNS!
OLDEST NEWS FIRST
|Monday February 26 , 2001
Bush Says 'New Federalism' Gives Power to States
Bush Promises State Governors Improved Federal Help - (KHOU, Houston)
President Bush Speaks at Meeting with National Governors Association - (ABCNews.com)
By Arshad Mohammed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Echoing former President Ronald Reagan , President George W. Bush announced plans on Monday for a ``new federalism'' to hand power back to the states while easing the burdens of federal rules and regulations.
Speaking to the nation's governors, Bush said he would create a government working group to look at giving states greater flexibility in spending federal money and ``streamline rigid rules and regulations'' imposed by Washington.
``When the history of this administration is written, it will be said the nation's governors had a faithful friend in the White House,'' Bush, the former governor of Texas, told the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting during their annual winter meeting in Washington.
``The framers of the Constitution did not believe in an all-knowing, all-powerful federal government. They believed that our freedom is best preserved when power is dispersed,'' he said. ``So let me make this pledge to you all: I'm going to make respect for federalism a priority in this administration.''
Bush said the working group will draft a presidential executive order requiring federal departments and agencies to respect the rights of the nation's states and territories.
As one example of streamlining, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Bush wants to consolidate 60 existing federal education programs into five. That would require congressional approval, but the working group will study what similar steps can be carried out via presidential or administrative action.
``Roll Up Our Sleeves''
Reagan also championed the idea of a ``new federalism'' -- an idea supported by many Republicans who wish to limit the size and scope of the federal government and to keep power as close to the local level as possible.
In his 1982 State of the Union address, Reagan proposed turning over to the states more than 40 federal programs in education, community development, transportation and social services. In return, the federal government would assume total responsibility and cost of the Medicaid program.
Congress, however, never seriously considered his plan.
``We are ready to roll up our sleeves ... to make that new executive order is Reagan-plus in terms of how it recognizes the role of the states,'' said Michigan Gov. John Engler, a Republican who is vice chairman of the NGA this year.
The NGA met for its annual winter meeting the same week Bush is to unveil his budget blueprint, with Republicans largely cheering his $1.6 trillion 10-year tax cut and Democrats expressing concerns that the tax relief is too large and will crowd out spending on education and health.
Engler, speaking for many Republicans, said he wanted the tax cut that was: ``Big, fast, across the board ... and right now.''
Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, a Democrat and chairman of the group, said Democrats also wanted to cut taxes but believed Bush's plan was too big, tilted toward the rich and could undermine other priorities.
``Some of us are very concerned that the tax cut being proposed is too large and will not permit funding for some key issues such as education and prescription drug coverage (for the Medicare health care program for the elderly,'' he said.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe spoke dismissively of Bush's budget, calling it ``Reagan Redux: Put more homeless on the streets and take cops off the beat to pay for a massive giveaway to the wealthiest Americans.''
Governors also expressed concerns about the growing cost of the Medicaid health care program for the poor and said they needed more federal money for special education.
``For me one of the big (issues) is for the federal government to fund their promise to special education,'' Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura told reporters. ``We're tired of being nice. We're nice every year and it doesn't do any good.''
| White House Memorandum For The Heads Of Executive Departments And
Agencies on Working Group on Federalism
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by the White House:
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Interagency Working Group on Federalism
It is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment. There is established the Interagency Working Group on Federalism (the "Working Group").
Section 2. Membership.
(a) The Working Group shall comprise the following officials:
(1) Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, who shall serve as Chairman of the Working Group;
(2) Director, Domestic Policy Council, who shall serve as Vice Chairman of the Working Group;
(3) Secretary of the Treasury, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(4) Attorney General, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(5) Secretary of the Interior, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(6) Secretary of Agriculture, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(7) Secretary of Commerce, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(8) Secretary of Labor, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(9) Secretary of Health and Human Services, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(10) Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(11) Secretary of Transportation, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(12) Secretary of Energy, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(13) Secretary of Education, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(14) Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(15) Director of the Office of Management and Budget, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(16) Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(17) Counsel to the President;
(18) Assistant to the President for Economic Policy;
(19) Assistant to the President, Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(20) Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President, or an appropriate designee thereof;
(21) Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs; and
(22) Such other officials of executive departments and agencies as the President may, from time to time, designate.
Section 2. Meetings of the Working Group. The Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy or the Director, Domestic Policy Council, may convene and preside over meetings of the Working Group.
Section 3. Functions. The principal functions of the Working Group are to:
(a) Identify initiatives that promote principles of Federalism, such as:
(1) Federal endeavors which may more appropriately be carried out by State or local authorities;
(2) Opportunities for flexible funding streams, regulatory waivers, and other opportunities that increase State and local flexibility, innovation, and accountability;
(3) Measures for improving Federal responsiveness to State and local concerns; and
(4) Enforcement of rules, orders, and procedures that advance Federalism.
(b) Draft a new Executive Order on Federalism, which will require departments and agencies in the executive branch to adhere to principles of Federalism;
(b) Consult, as appropriate, with State and local officials on Issues pertaining to Federalism, including, but not limited to, the issuance of the new Executive Order on Federalism; and
(c) Produce a report to the President on recommendations for Promoting principles of Federalism no later than 6 months after the issuance of this directive.
GEORGE W. BUSH
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